Mary Emma Ridg­way Tomp­kins

The Willow Grove Guide - - OPINION -

Mary Emma Ridg­way Tomp­kins, re­cently of Elm Ter­rance Gar­dens in ians­dale and for­merly of eu­nt­ing­don sal­ley, passed away on the morn­ing of Satur­day, Dec. 1R, 2012. She was 9P.

Mary Emma was born July T, 1919, on her par­ent’s farm in ians­dale. She was the daugh­ter of the late Alice and Wil­liam Ridg­way. Mary Emma grad­u­ated from iower Moreland eigh School in June of 19PS and then con­tin­ued her school­ing for nurs­ing at Abing­ton eospi­tal, where she grad­u­ated in Jan­uary of 1942.

She will be greatly missed by her fam­ily and friends.

Mary Emma leaves be­hind two sis­ters, Alice Ridg­way E94F and Beatrice Car­son E92F, and her three sons, Rus­sell Tomp­kins and his wife, Kaye, of Ok­la­homa, Robert Tomp­kins and his wife, Mat­suko, of Washington, and Charles Tomp­kins and his wife, Char­lotte, of Ten­nessee. In ad­di­tion, she also leaves be­hind eight grand­chil­dren; 10 great­grand­chil­dren; and four great-great-grand­chil­dren.

She was pre­ceded in death by her brothers, Richard and Wil­liam Ridg­way.

Mary Emma en­joyed spend­ing time with friends and fam­ily, bowl­ing in three leagues, trav­el­ing with her sis­ters and ball­room danc­ing. She also vol­un­teered with the Red Cross for many years.

Rel­a­tives and friends were in­vited to greet Mary Emma’s fam­ily Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. at the grave­side at the Abing­ton Friends Meet­ing, R20 Meet­ing­house Road, Jenk­in­town, Pa.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions can be made to the Abing­ton Friends Meet­ing eouse. John E. Stiles Funeral eome, eu­nt­ing­don sal­ley.

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